There has been a rapid growth in the number of events and fest ivals delivered since the 1980s (Brown, 2014) and in rela tion to this an increase in the number of insti tu tions offer ing events manage ment programmes to both under gradu ate and post gradu ate students. The academic research connecting to events, however, has not developed at the same pace and there are gaps in some areas of academic event theory. This book seeks to address the paucity of liter at ure avail able to students study ing events-management-based degrees specific ally in connectiv ity to project manage ment. The aim of this book is to provide students with an understand ing of project manage ment theory and prac tice within a global events setting. The authors of this book offer expert ise from both an academic and events industry perspect ive.